Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ending Ramadan with a Bang. NOT

Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam, Petaling Jaya

Ayi and his platter

Since Wednesday, September 16, marks the last day of our Ramadan here in KL for the year 1430 Hijrah a.k.a 2009, we decided to end it with an equally tasteful breaking fast as what we had had in the past 4 weeks.

So, before Ayi and I head back to our respective hometowns, we decided to have our last breaking fast in a decent place and one place comes to our mind - Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) since it's not too expensive (RM46.20 per person) and quite close to where we stay.

I had an opportunity breaking fast in other golf club couple of years ago in Kelab Darul Ehsan, somewhere in the Ampang vicinity and it was good. The food was tasty, the place was convenient and there wasn't too many people. It was a good experience.

But here in KGPA, boy, I was so wrong. It is like the complete opposite of what I've experienced in Kelab Darul Ehsan.

First of all, the management didn't reserve a table under our name - though they had (somehow) already prepared the receipt and the place was packed with people continuously coming in. Thankfully there was an unoccupied table on the first floor which they offered us and we managed to get our seats just after the breaking fast time. I was beginning to think of how to eat buffet whilst standing on my foot, stylishly of course.

The most important thing of a buffet has got to be the food, right? Major bummer. The food sucks. Okay, maybe it wasn't that bad but at least, you got to walk the talk - many of the menu featured on its website weren't there and the ones available were not that good either.

Simply put, the food wasn't something you would expect from a golf club buffet. I could get the same ones (even tastier) in Pantai Dalam. No kidding.

Steamed fish fillet, steamed broccoli, beef rendang and gulai perut

My plate: Kerabu manggo, gulai perut and lempeng (seriously, lempeng. I was clueless of what to take)

Laksa. So-so

Rojak buah, ketupat daun palas, jemput-jemput pisang, omelet and the controversial teh tarik

Chicken rice with two pieces of pisang goreng

Since Ayi already paid, we cruised anyway around to fill our tummy. Sad to say, there were not enough variety of food and some of the helpers there were kind of rude too. One bitch handling the 'teh tarik' stall gave me a sulky look with rolling eyes when I asked for one glass of teh tarik. I still gave her a polite 'thank you' though on the inside, I was quietly hoping the hot teh tarik container falls on her frail body and burn her to death. Silly bitch.

Overall, this is a major disappointment. If JW Marriott has the best Ramadan buffet of all time, this one surely has the....well, you got the idea. Truthfully, I was quite upset. I bet Ayi too.

If you come across any blog or website singing praises for this Ramadan buffet by KGPA, obviously they haven't been to any buffet before. By 8 o'clock, we left and had to console ourselves with Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks in Gardens, Mid Valley where we got 20% off since my friend Nurul works there.

Yay for Macchiato! Something to be happy for

And I don't really like the crowd there too - mostly were quite kampung-ish. As if, they had never been to any buffet before. And quite surprising too as most of them still eating away and chit-chatting gaily though it was well past 8pm as we were leaving. Maghrib prayer, anyone?

Before I signed off, here's a Happy Eid ul Fitr 1430 Hijrah for all Muslims and a great, great holiday ahead for non-Muslims! See you after the break!



Ri said...

seronoknya dpt try out all kinds of cuisine, tk kisah le sedap ke idak :)

slmt menyambut 'eidulfitri :)

Anonymous said...

"I was quietly hoping the hot teh tarik container falls on her frail body and burn her to death. Silly bitch."

pergghh ayat laser tak hingat.. dah lah nak berbuka poser. macam2 budak budak2 zaman sekarang.. sabar dik.. sabar yerk..

apa pun salam aidilfitri...

Khairizan Yaacob said...

obviously you don't know me, mr anonymous. of course i didn't mean it, it was just an expression.

silly :)

Anonymous said...

Mr. Khairizan, was the word 'silly' dedicated to me or to the 'Silly bitch'?